I love summer nights, probably second only to summer days. There is something about the long lazy way the sun sets and twilight that seems to last forever in summer. It's as if the sun doesn't want to say goodbye to us in the summer. I think it misses us just as much as we missed it, after hiding away all winter.
This weekend I had the opportunity to spend a perfect summer night outside, with friends, drinking wine. Perfect. Did I already say that?
It was my first time at Boordy Vineyards in Hydes, MD (north of the city, east of Towson). It's a nice scenic driving through winding rural roads to get out there and the grounds of the winery itself are pretty picturesque.
One of my best friends organized a girls night out on Saturday so we could attend one of Boordy's outdoor summer concerts. The winery hosts concerts every Saturday evening throughout the summer from 6:30-9:30pm if you're interested. Tickets are $20. You can bring your own snacks and food (but no outside alcohol), and then purchase wine there. There's a huge lawn to set up blankets/tents/tables and have a picnic!
When we got there is was still super sunny and HOT! We're talking boob sweat, and I barely even have boobs. Whenever I feel myself start to complain at times like those I just remind myself of the endless, freezing, arctic Winter we had and I'm all good. Sooooooooo, yes, it was hot...and I loved every minute of it. And what better way to rehydrate when you are sweating buckets than with wine? Pretty common runner sense right there.
Boordy had about 15 or more wines available for purchase:
A few of the wine varieties for sale
We ended up drinking mostly sweet and white wines. I'm not a huge wine drinker or lover but I really do not enjoy dry, red wines. #Italianfail
My favorites tend to be cheap, fruity, bubbly dessert wines. I mean, lets be real, I enjoy some Arbor Mist. HAHA
Boordy's Riesling was my favorite from the evening:
Also, side note, we had so many good snacks! Everyone brought something and we ended up with: Olive oil and dipping bread, Veggies, fruit & dip, Chips and salsa, Pita chips and hummus, meat, cheeses and cookies. YUM!
The band we listened to that night was also really fun. They were a cover band that played all kinds of popular music from the 50's to now. Think a wedding type band. There was also a huge patio if you wanted to dance but we ended up just dancing on the grass.
Started the night conservatively with 4 bottles
Ended the night with 8 (I think??)
Here are a few more pics from the evening:
Red solo cups. We're so classy.
It was a great way to spend a summer evening and I hope we are able to do it again before summer's over. I'd definitely recommend the winery or concert series to anyone in the Baltimore area!
I hope you all had great weather this weekend and enjoyed your summer nights!
What were you up to this weekend?
Have you ever been to a vineyard?